"We came to the land to which you sent us. It flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit” (v27). The Israelite explorers saw the beauty of the land, but their attention was immediately drawn to the huge inhabitants and fortified cities (v28). They forgot that their escape from Egypt and travel through the desert was all based on God’s miraculous provision, and they saw only their own inadequacies. They seemed to themselves like “grasshoppers” (v33).
“Let us go up at once … for we are well able to overcome it” (v30). Caleb saw the same situation but was eager to move forward; he trusted that God’s power was more than sufficient.